Vitalant to Build New Innovation Center

August 02, 2021

Vitalant will build an innovation center in Denver, Colo., as part of its commitment to advancing the science of transfusion medicine. The Vitalant Innovation Center will provide scientific research and translational development expertise to design innovative processes for Vitalant and bring new products to the patients it serves.

The center will provide a venue for evaluating productivity and efficiency improvements outside of normal blood center operations and prepare and distribute investigational blood products for clinical trials. Additionally, it will expand Vitalant Research Institute’s capacity to collect research donor blood and blood components and expand biorepository capacity in Denver to source cryopreserved samples.

Construction on the new center is scheduled to begin in early 2022 to create space for additional contract manufacturing and expanded equipment, software and product evaluation capacity. Susanne Marschner, PhD, vice president of research and scientific programs at Vitalant Research Institute, will lead the center’s development.